Do you have a few spare hours to donate to your community?
Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers (OCSV) is currently looking for people who might like to serve on its Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for effectively governing the organization.
Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers would like to acknowledge the great work being done by the Arrowsmith Community Justice Society as part of National Restorative Justice Week which runs from November 19 to 26, 2017.
1) 2017-10358 On November 11, Oceanside RCMP received a report that 14 heavy duty batteries had been stolen from the train signal box near the Alberni Highway and Despard Ave in Parksville. The batteries are valued at approximately $7000 and have no specific identifying markings. The complainant stated a number of battery boxes all over Vancouver Island broken into in the past year.
Twenty two combination Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch during the month of September, 2017. Of 10,494 vehicle checked, 570 or 5.4% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 102 km/h in a 70 km/h zone. 40 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.
Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch performed two deployments in September, 2017 dedicated to the Cell Watch program. Of 2124 drivers observed, 6 were talking on the phone and 26 were performing other distracting actions.
1) File 17-10140 November 4, Registered Owner reported a theft from his vehicle parked at his home at 200 block Parklink Place, Parksville. The owner of vehicle forgot to lock his vehicle doors. Stolen from the vehicle was a cheap pair of sunglasses and approximately $25 in change. The incident occurred between 3 and 7 am.
The digital domain has changed how people of all ages perceive, interact with, and respond to the world around them. Innovations in technology has provided children and youth with new opportunities for learning, both in and out of school. It has enabled students to connect with learning communities around the world. Social media has provided society with an immersive environment to connect and interact with each other.
Statistics show seniors are the least victimized group for most crimes, however, many seniors list “fear of crime” as one of their biggest concerns.
College and university campuses offer not only an environment for learning, but also a fun place to meet new friends, have new experiences and gain independence. Many college/university campuses are a micropolitan of the cities they are located in and are not immune from the safety and security issues found in their communities.
Young people are our future. One day the ‘young people’ will be the ‘adults’ and society’s leaders. Engaging youth in meaningful engagement can have a positive and diverse impact on them as individuals as well as well as their peers.